Weekly News Round-up: November 16, 2015

Here are some highlights from the past week’s news on family tax credit issues. Remember – you also can track news coverage throughout the week by visiting our website, where you can filter news by a specific credit and/or state.

  • On Veteran’s Day, advocates urged Congress to make permanent expiring provisions of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC), which one in four veteran and active-duty military families collect each year (Marketplace, CBPP, Deseret News, Detroit News).
  • Chuck Marr of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities pointed out that improving the EITC could be a compromise point between President Obama and newly-appointed House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). Both have introduced plans to expand the EITC for childless workers (CBPP).
  • Presidential candidate and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) took heat from conservatives for his tax plan, which includes an expanded refundable CTC. (Washington Times, Washington ExaminerForbes, Washington Post).
  • A new publication from the American Enterprise Institute called on policymakers advocating an expansion of the EITC for childless workers to also address the credit’s “marriage penalty.”  (AEI,US News and World Report, Tax Notes).